A sticker called 'Crit'Air' is mandatory for all vehicles if they want to enter a French 'emergency low emission zone' (ZPA) (in cases of high pollution events) or a French 'low emission zone' (ZRC).
Dates and details
The emergency low emission zone (ZPA) in the metropole region of Strasbourg is expected to come into place the earliest in autumn 2017.
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Type of restriction
Emergency Low Emission Zone
The emergency low emission zone (ZPA = zone de protection de l’air) of Lille extends all over the metropolis of Lille, on an area of 648 km². It comprises 89 municipalities and has 1.14 million inhabitants.
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Need to Register?
There are stickers called "air quality certificates" (Certificats qualité de I’air) which are mandatory for French and foreign vehicles.
For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here.
Stickers for foreign vehicles can be bought in English, French, German or Spanish. These stickers can be bought by those outside France. Please allow enough time for delivery.
Foreign vehicles affected?
Foreign vehicles are also affected and need to display an emission sticker from 1 April 2017 on.
Hours of operation
In times of high pollution events certain vehicles won't be allowed to circulate.
Manual by police
If you drive with a vehicle that does not meet the required standard these fines apply:
cars: 68€, if not paid in 45 days it increases to 180€
HGV and buses 135€, if not paid in 45 days it increases to 375€!
Yes. There is a national law, based on the classifications of vehicles shown in the table below.
Low emission zone stickers are mandatory for French vehicles and cost 3,70€ plus an additional cost for postage (0,48€). For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here.
Foreigners can buy their stickers here.
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Local name for the scheme
ZPA (zone de protection de l’air)
More information about stickers in French
Simulate which sticker you would get for your vehicle
Lille city website